Fundraising

If you're looking for inspiration, you've come to the right place!

  • Support our organised events
    Our latest events are updated here
  • Organise your own fundraising events or schemes
    Choose from fundraising favourites such as sponsored walks, cake bakes, singathongs, coffee mornings, quiz nights, raffles, marathons, tea parties, cycle rides, garden parties or even danceathons if it takes your fancy! Whatever ideas you have, please contact us in the first instance so we can see how we might be able to help you. We'd love to hear from you if you are willing to arrange an event in your area, no matter how big or small. 

  • Shop with EasyFundraising
    EasyFundraising is an easy and free way that helps Thembisa to raise money whenever you shop online. Simply click here to register and then visit the easyfundraising site whenever you want to shop. You will find over 2000 well-known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S and eBay so you can shop to your heart's content while knowing you are helping to raise money for Thembisa. Whenever you buy something, the retailer will make a donation to the Trust of up to 15% from each purchase and there is absolutely no cost to you! 
    Just click here to register.  
  • Supporting Thembisa through Virgin Money Giving
    You can donate to Thembisa any time through Virgin Money Giving by clicking here
    You can also use the Virgin Money Giving site to set up a fundraising page.

Thembisa's annual walk and barbecue - Sunday 17 July

Thank you so much to everybody who attended our walk/barbecue or sent donations, and to the companies who donated prizes for the raffle. We have raised over £1500 for our focus projects, Mama Ntombi's Community projects near Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, and the Chishawasha Orphans' Project in Zimbabawe - both making a difference in the lives of needy people. Special thanks to our Patron and guest of honour on the day, Dame Janet Suzman. Donations can still be sent!

NEWS: A tribute to Cecillie Swaisland (10 July 1926–25 December 2016)

Thembisa sends condolences to Cecillie’s daughters Alison and Ruth. Cecillie’s late husband Charles (see ‘Tributes’ under ‘Our story’) was seminal to the development of Thembisa. Cecillie was a constant support, from their marriage in 1949, through Colonial Service years in Nigeria and then various secondments to Africa, when Cecillie held the fort in the UK or accompanied Charles. Both were characterised by their love of people and desire to serve however they could. Cecillie held three different Master’s degrees and various lectureships and authored several books. She was well-known for her delicious cakes that enhanced Thembisa events.

We thank Alison and Ruth for honouring Cecillie by requesting donations in her memory be made to Thembisa through the Charles and Cecillie Swaisland Memorial Fund. The fund will remain open till the end of July 2017. There are various ways to donate:

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